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Re: [IP] Re: Velosulin

> > Your next question will be "what is
> > Velosulin" :-)   --- It is a regular insulin that was developed with
> > specific buffers for use in insulin pumps. In most other respects it
> > behaves pretty much like regular insulin.

Sorry, I mis-spoke. The pump insulin is the BR version. That's the 
one that was approved for use in pumps. I generalize when I think of 
Velosulin since my "diabetes memory" doesn't go back as far as some.

> >
> > Michael Robinton
> > Executive Director
> I sure hate to disagree with our Executive Director and
> multi-talented Michael, but Velosulin started out as a pure pork
> insulin for those who were allergic to beef in the beef/pork regular
> insulins and was manufactured by Nordisk in Denmark. Novo later
> merged with Nordisk to become Novo-Nordisk. When pumping started and
> some could not tolerate Regular insulin being infused, Velosulin was
> *recommended.* I was one who got some site infections with Regular.
> I used Velosulin  for a few years then it was Buffered (Velosulin
> BR) for use in pumps so it would not occlude. I never had an
> occlusion and the tubing at that time was a different material.
> Later Velosulin became Velosulin Human BR. It kind of evolved into
> use for pumps, but was not developed specifically for pump users. I
> used Velosulin from '84-'98. PTL for Humalog because the fast-acting
> sure made a difference in daily routine and FREEDOM! YMMV!
> Jan (64 y/o, dx'd T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C
> 3/99) Dialyzing since 7/8/02 http://maxpages.com/bludasue  AND
> http://www.picturetrail.com/dmBASHpics (and EVOLUTION OF INSULIN
> PUMPS with World's Youngest Pumper)
> The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to
> be. ~ Paul Valery
> =
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